Though wasps provide great control of plant-feeding insects and nuisance flies, their aggressive behavior and stinging habits can be of some concern. Here are some effective ways to control wasps:
During late summer and fall, yellow jackets become aggressive scavengers and frequently disrupt outside activities where food or drink is served. Keep food and drink tightly covered and use traps to help remove wasps. Oak Stump Wasp Trap comes with a protein bait that when combined with sugary juice becomes doubly effective at attracting and trapping wasps. Ensure traps are emptied and rinsed often, and that attractant is refilled. Prefer a decorative option? Glass wasp traps will work just as well as practical plastic, however be sure to purchase bait to place in the trap, making it much more effective.
Oak Stump Wasp Trap $14.99 Replacement Lure $7.99
Ready to use aerosol insecticides can be sprayed into the entrance of nests. Wear protective clothing, and apply insecticides late in the evening (follow label directions). For ground nests, Doktor Doom Wasp and Hornet Jet Foam can be sprayed into holes/cracks at ground level. This contact/residual insecticide reaches deep down into ground nests. For nests above ground Doktor Doom Wasp and Hornet Nest Annihilator provides rapid control of nests more than 20 feet above ground.